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Encounter Guatemala

Organized by: Jason Vanosdol

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July 25, 2014

We have raised 7% of the goal. We almost have enough for 3 bunk beds for kids without beds. Please consider helping us meet our goal! See More


Many of you know that we adopted our son from Guatemala in 2007. Since that time, we have longed to return to Guatemala with our son to give back to his birth country. This year we were able to do that in an amazing way. We provided bunk beds to families who had no beds in homes that were nothing more than tin metal sheds for the most part. We also visited two different orphanages where we got to play with and love on the kids, as well as provide much needed food and supplies. Our hearts broke as we saw the horrible situation all around us. We were amazed at how little these people had, and how much we could help. It touched us in a way that has left us changed forever. We are now collecting funds to return to Guatemala in the spring of 2015 with a goal of providing more than we were able to this year. Our goal is to purchase 18 bunk beds with mattresses, mattress encasements and sheets. That will provide 36 beds to children who have never had their own bed... or clean sheets. It is amazing to watch them bury their heads in their new sheets just to smell the clean smell. We will also return to the two orphanages we worked with this year (one is for teenage children, one is for babies). We plan to provide more food and essential supplies to both orphanages as well as planning some special things for the older children like a pizza party and a piñata. Your donation of any amount will help us meet our goal. Please consider making a donation today and then share this opportunity with everyone you know! My dream is to raise way more them our goal amount so we can continue to reach out to more people. One of the orphanages is always in need of funds for things like electricity and propane. It would be awesome if we raised enough to help make sure this was never a problem! Thank you in advance for your support.



7% Raised of $8,000 Goal

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